IDEC students
International & Development Economics, MS

Our Alumni

Students are equipped for a future working professionally as program analysts in international agencies, international businesses, and non-governmental organizations, or as development researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for issues facing developing countries. Many also pursue further study in international and development economics in a PhD program.

Networking Forum

Every spring, current students, alumni, and the Bay Area international development community come together for an evening of networking and socializing. The evening includes presentations of research projects by USF graduate students, as well as time to visit information tables and socialize.

Training for International Work

“I knew that I wanted to work internationally after school, but a lot of international organizations require previous international experience. IDEC provided that opportunity.”

Justin Grider '14

Economics for Social Justice

“For me, economics is exciting both as a system for scientific investigation and as a tool for social justice.”


Kate Pennington

A Meaningful Life for Others

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an interest in making my life have meaning for others, and it was this motivation that pushed me to continue my education.”

Daniel McKay


A select list:

  • Agriteam
  • Apple
  • Asian American Civic Association
  • Brilliant Earth
  • CA Rural Water Assoc.
  • Center for Economic and Social Studies
  • Compassion International
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Escalera
  • Findlaw, Thomson Reuters
  • Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance
  • Global Wealth
  • Health Care Cost Institute
  • Innovations for Poverty Action
  • Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
  • Intel
  • International Labour Organization
  • LitiNomics
  • Mathematica
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • North American Medical Services
  • One Acre Fund
  • Rand Corporation
  • SalesForce
  • SalesQualia
  • Samasource
  • Social Impact Inc.
  • Societe Generale
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • United Nations
  • Urstadt Biddle Properties
  • US Department of Defense
  • Wazi Research
  • WestEd
  • World Bank
  • Zoosk

PhD Programs

A select list:

  • Boston University
  • Concordia University
  • IMG Academy
  • Jacobs University
  • Max Planck Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Trident Technical College
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Michigan - School of Information
  • University of Minnesota - Applied Economics
  • University of Montana
  • University of Southern California 
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Ziuinchor